Originally Posted by Caliban07
From post number 25 I started to think about this and post 30 I mentioned that we would have to account for the acid produced as well as alkalinity used.
You can still have the Nobel prize but you could just give a shout out to me when your receiving the award
I was talking about the Nobel prize for the kH
stall thing re:newbies, not stealing your thunder on how much baking soda to add in for set it and forget it :P
No one else thought the kH
thing was mega significant??! I'm talking about when we diagnose the newbies.
"check your pH, did it crash... ok add some fish flakes.... do a water change... UGH WHY IS IT STALLED" I have never once thought about the kH
isn't pH so who CARES what their pH (as long as it's not TOO low). kH
!!!! I have never seen anyone mention or account for this when diagnosing cycle stalls. No one even has this test. We just need to tell the newbies to toss in baking soda when they are stalled to replenish their kH
. The bacteria probably just ate all the alkalinity.
As for the amounts I offered being higher than the ppm
(add 14mg for 10ppm etc) - it is more because not all of baking soda is carbonate. And we're concerned only with the carbonate portion when dosing. But it sounds like my math might be wrong? Since just above you said some site told you 18.x grams whereas my math would give 17.x